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Restaurante Grano de Oro
Ranked #2 of 599 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: French, Latin, European, Costa Rican, International
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Restaurant Grano de Oro merges Costa Rican tropical with European cuisine under the expertise of our French chef Francis Canal. Once a simple cafe, this restaurant has evolved into one of San Jose’s finest dining establishments, frequented by locals and tourists alike.Specialty cocktails, classically presented dishes and delicious desserts are served in the charming ambiance of a magnificent period home with an elegant inner courtyard. The bilingual wait staff provides professional and friendly service. Service is offered throughout the day from 7 am to 10 pm. Restaurant, patio and bar are non-smoking
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We ate here on our first night in Costa Rica and damn was it good! The food was fantastic. Everything we had was cooked perfectly. Snapper bisque and pork! Service was top of the line as well as the wine. We will be returning!

1 Thank popking
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
San Diego, California
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“The service was first class”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I felt like I had taken a step back in time with how well they have refurbished this property, and then the food was first class.

Visited July 2014
3 Thank WEOOZE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Once again the best meal we had in Costa Rica”
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I travel to San Jose a couple times a year and we look so forward to our meals at Grano de Oro. Once again amazing food, wine, atmosphere and service. Can't wait to go back in September!

1 Thank Breanne H
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Istanbul, Turkey
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235 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Perfect service, elegant atmosphere, very good food”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This would have been one of the best meals I ever had and it's only by a small margin that it is not. But the food is almost excellent, service simply impeccable, and I guess the too touristy clientele disrupts a bit, but that is only normal at a place like this. It's pricey but you won't regret it.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Feyzi E
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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229 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“top level .... in San Jose”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Very nice location inside or outside in a beautifull patio. Very good service , a menue with a nice variety of dishes carefully prepared. A top wine card. Compared to the average restaurant and the dominating fast food trend this is indeed top class but the food misses finesse.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank kr1069
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